Good Day! This is my weekly newsletter, with a dose of insights into the future. The topic of this newsletter is the exponential times we live in, hence the title of f(x) = e^x, which is the (natural) exponential function.

Recently, I launched my new concept The Digital Speaker and you can now book me as an avatar or hologram. Also, my tech trend prediction for 2021 is out, read it here!


Blockchain Requires Industry Collaboration: The Launch of INATBA

My latest article:

With new fundamental technology such as blockchain, industry collaboration is vital. It is, therefore, great to see new initiatives such as the International Association of Trusted Blockchain Applications (INATBA). It is an initiative by the EU’s European Blockchain Partnership, the result of close collaboration of 26 EU countries. I am thrilled to announce that my organisation Datafloq has joined INATBA as a founding member! Together with other players including Ripple, the IOTA Foundation, ConsenSys, the Cardano Foundation, GuardTime, IBM Belgium, Ledger, R3 and many more. In total, 105 companies have joined as a founding member, and we are looking forward to contributing to the blockchain ecosystem in Europe.


Three Useful Nuggets of Information

My weekly tips from around the web to get you thinking.

1. Using AI to diagnose eye diseases.

DeepMind has created an AI that is capable of scanning the retina and analysing it for eye diseases. It only takes 30 seconds, and it returns a detailed diagnosis and an “urgency score.” Once approval is given, it will be offered for free to doctors. (DeepMind)

2. Zuckerberg asks for regulations. Wait. What?

Facebook has been under a lot of scrutinies in the past months, after many, many (privacy) problems with the social network. Now, Mark Zuckerberg himself has asked for regulations as he believes the internet needs new rules. (Washington Post)

3. A snapshot of the day the world changed.

66 million years ago, the world changed after an asteroid hit earth. Within days, the majority of species on earth died. Now, archaeologists have found a fossil site that could be a snapshot of what happened that day. (New Yorker)